DBT Couples Skills Training Group

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment created by Dr. Marsha Linehan. DBT is designed for people to learn to manage their emotions and that building a life worth living is possible. DBT has proven effective in treating personality disorders, chronic depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and addictions.

Group Details

Who is eligible?

  • Couples who have been in a relationship for 1 year+
  • Couples who are committed to the longevity of their relationship
  • Couples who are 18+
  • Couples without domestic violence issues

What can I expect?

  • Individual and couples therapy sessions
  • 13-week commitment to the program
  • Each partner has an intake with an individual or couples therapist
  • The weekly skills training group
  • DBT therapists participate in a consultation team

What DBT skills are shared?

  • Mindfulness – learning skills to help us experience our current environment, sensations, feelings, and thoughts in a non-judgmental way
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness – learning skills to help reduce painful and chaotic relationships
  • Emotion Regulation – learning skills to help understand and regulate emotions and impulses
  • Distress Tolerance – learning skills to help survive crises as well as tolerate and deal with pain in a more effective way
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